The past weekend England saw the first test of the series of three tests being played between England and South Africa at Ellis Park in South Africa. England had a dream start and scored 3 tries before halftime to lead with 24-3. England was tipped to win the match because of the higher ranking at no 3 and SA who lost the previous week to Wales in the no 7 position.
Although England lost badly during the 6 Nations South Africa appointed a new coach and played with 7 rookies in their team and a new captain. England was stunned by the Springboks fightback and lost the test 42-39. Both teams scored 5 tries apiece.
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England Rugby will play 3 test in three consecutive weeks at the Springboks home soil. Here is the fixture of 2nd test between these two rugby power.
- Participants: @EnglandRugby v @SpringboksRugby
- Date: 16th June 2018
- Kickoff: 17:05
- Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa
- TV: Sky Sports
- Live Stream: Watch Egland v South Africa Rugby
Springboks vs Red Rose Rugby Head to Head
English side is lag behind in this sense than the Springboks. In the total 39 meetings, Springboks have won 24 times where England only manage 13 times win and have drawn two games against South Africa.
England vs South Africa Rugby Last Five Meetings
Prior to this series England have won 2016 Autumn test against South Africa at Twickenham. But from 2006 to 2012 South Africa consistently win against England except for the close and dramatic draw on 2012 at Port Elizabeth. Springboks took revenge by defeating the English in the last game of this running series for the last defeat against them in 2016 Autumn International.
Key Players of England v South Africa Rugby 2018 Bloemfontein Fight
England has experienced playmakers like Owen Farrel their flyhalf andMako Vunipola, Maro Itoje and Elliot Daly who can ensure that they stick to their gameplan and discipline.
Your England team for the second Test against the @Springboks in Bloemfontein this Saturday 🌹
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) June 14, 2018
On the Springboks side, they have Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard as halfback pairing who get their backline to fire on all cylinders and allow wings like Nkosi and Dyanti to score. The big lock RG Strydom also is a player who is the perfect in the lineouts, broken play and defense with Duane Vermeulen and captain, Siya Kolisi.
— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 15, 2018
England v South Africa Rugby 2018 Bloemfontein Fight Odds
The field will possibly be dry which will allow for running rugby and both England and SA showed that they have players that can run with the ball and score tries. The Springboks will be wary against a fast start by England and England showed that they can find the openings in the defense of SA. The game is everything to play for both teams, England to half the series and SA to win the series with one test left. Both teams and their coaches are desperate for another win.
Eddie Jones to show the English supporters that he is the right man for the job and Rassie Erasmus who must show the very critical SA supporters that the Springboks have turned the corner. Looking forward to a tight hard-fought battle. My odds for England v South Africa Rugby 2018 Bloemfontein Fight is again SA to win by 25-15.